About Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn
Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn is certainly Ye Olde, even by the standards of British country pubs. The building has been there for at least 700 years – nobody knows exactly how long it has stood on what is now Ludlow Road – and has been a pub since 1740, serving the traveller, the public of Bridgnorth and all others who entered their doors. The menu now is classically British, with a full carvery, an a la carte menu and a full wine list that takes in the best of local ingredients. Reserve a table and gather up your whole crew for a meal that has stood the test of time.
- Monday 12:00 - 14:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 20:30
- Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 20:30
- Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 20:30
- Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
The country pub has been a British institution for a fair old while, and Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn on the outskirts of Bridgnorth has been there since 1740 at the latest, and likely far longer. That isn’t any reason to rest on their laurels, though, and they have strove to maintain forward-looking in their approach. To that end, they’ve implemented the first AGA carvery in the country, a unique concept by which they build a dining experience that takes from the British carvery tradition and expands on it, bringing the cooking right into the heart of the restaurant.
The method of cooking is one thing, but the meats going into it are the most important thing, and at Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn, they don’t scrimp on that either. Scottish beef, Shropshire pork, Warwickshire turkey, Far Forest venison and lamb, as well as roast vegetables, garlic potatoes, cauliflower cheese and more. Take a trip down Ludlow Road just outside Bridgnorth – south of Telford and east of Wolverhampton – and experience something that applies new methods to classically British cuisine – so book a table now.
Always a great experience.I. would always recommend to my friends to use this particular eating place. the carvery must be the best in the area
Carvery was lovely and great value for money ,he had a pleasant afternoon .Staff were nice and helpful ,You should have a good experience there.
Best Carvery I have ever tasted with a choice of 5 delicious meats.Very good choice of draught beers on tap also.Slightly more expensive than your average carvery but this is different class.Can't wait to return.
WE VISITED ON A SUNDAY THE FOOD WAS GREAT, THE SERVICE WAS GREAT, WILL DEFINITELY RETURN. REALLY SUPRISED TO FIND SOMEWHERE THAT OFFERS LAMB ON A CARVERY.
Ours was one of the last lunchtime carvery sittings with a table for 5 booked for 1:30, and unfortunately it was a very disappointing experience. Normally the food is second to none but they only had a few off cuts of turkey left than a trainee tried to serve with the skin and gristle and about a dozen roast potatoes that must have been under the warming lamps for ages as they were tough and tasteless. The birthday-boy in our party wanted the "summer fruit crumble" for dessert which was heavy on fruit and not a lot of crumble. We did ask for a little time after lunch before they brought in the desserts but they arrived shortly after ordering so I cannot help but get the feeling they were trying to get rid of us so they could prepare for a wedding party that was due. Being typically English I didn't want to make a fuss at the time but after a while I felt I must warn other potential diners about the risks of late lunchtime Saturday sittings. On the plus side the Pork was very nice which was fine for me but our teenage daughter will only eat turkey so we had a grumpy 16 year old for the trip back to Stourbridge.
Booking was really easy online. Booked a table for two. Got there a little before time but it was no problem getting seated. Going on a, Sunday they only do a daytime carvery and no evening one. Although the pub was busy we were dealt with courteously and efficiently. The were five meats on and the chef who served us was very friendly. A good selection of veg to go with our meal and a nice choice of puddings after. The staff were attentive without being overly so, just right on all aspects of our dining experience. Would definitely go again.
Went on a very busy Sunday afternoon. Car parking spaces were small and limited. We managed to Park but on coming out there was a line of cars waiting to park, it was a struggle to leave the premises. However the food was self service, you are shown to your seat then you have to pay for any food and drinks at the bar then hand over your ticket to the Carvery staff. Food was fresh and tastey. The price was good for Sunday lunch at £9.95. We will try midweek next time as it was far too crowded on a Sunday.
I was looking for a pub for a business lunch on a Monday in the area and came across Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn. It's a great place, easy to find and the carvery is impressive. We will definitely return.
We did not go for the carvery but went for the lunchtime menu . Limited choice . I chose scampi which was over cooked and peas were inedible due to overcooking . Tasted watery . My husband and my mum in law chose the fish which they enjoyed . My husband said the chips were as good as unreal chips could be ! His mushy peas were very dry . I have got to say the carvery looked amazing and the place was full . Most having the carvery ! If we go back it will be the carvery for us all .
Different days different chef's this visit looking forward to the garlic potatoes however these had skins on 😨 which is ok is they have been throughly washed, I always chew my food well so there fore I was crunching on dirt as the potatoes were not as prepared as they ought. Also veg could have been cooked for a bit longer quite crunchy. I hope my next visit has a different chef. I have been before & had excellent food.
Decent food though I hoped for a better veg selection and stuffing shouldnt be so dry. The pricing attracts an older clientele than I was expecting! The fact that you need to queue at the bar to get a receipt for the carvery, before queuing at the carvery seemed a bit inefficient, & wasn't explained by any staff who all seemed rather rushed but were pleasant enough. A nice enough lunch but my search for a fabulous carvery continues.
Carvery was exceptional and staff were all polite. Location and atmosphere were also great. One star off due to the tables being quite a tight fit where we were sitting. Other guests had to move for some of us to get in and out of the table which isn't ideal when having to get up to walk to the carvery part. This wouldn't stop me going back though as overall everything was good.
Food was excellent and staff friendly and helpful but we had a long wait for our dessert. To be fair, it was very busy (especially so near to Christmas) and they had a party of 120 arrive but think our dessert had gone astray. We chased it up and it was delivered quickly with a smile and an apology. It was certainly worth waiting for. We hope to return soon.
Been few times always great ambience service and best fresh carvery for miles prefer this rather than the carvery chains whose food is bland and quickly cooked, the food here is clearly delivered by people who are proud of the quality of the food and the service is always friendly and attentive
Amazing food, staff we're very attentive as it was our fathers 60th birthday. Brilliant atmosphere with the music in the background. Everyone had emptied their plates and some of the guests who had never been here before said they will definitely be coming back.
Initially there was a mix up in table reservations - this was sorted to our satisfaction. The night went vert well - the highlight is always the carvery - nothing comes near to compare. A very nice evening as usual at the punch Bowl.
Food was great - you can never beat a good carvery! chef was very friendly when carving the meat. Disco was an added bonus - overall a great place for a Christmas night out with friends at a price which is great value for money, not hesitation with going back.
We had a very enjoyable evening. The Punchbowl has a lovely atmosphere with very friendly staff. We had the carvery meal which was delicious and on this occasion the first course or the dessert was free. We shall definitely go again.
Great value , excellent meats - tender and tasty as always. Have visited many times and it has always been consistent, only reservation is that bargain sweets of the day rarely include those I prefer - fruit pie or crumble.
Nicest carvery we'very had in a long time and no que to get to the food. My only criticism would be that it was our first time at the Punch Bowl and the system of when to pay, go for carvery or alternative menu information was not given.
We booked a table for our Christmas lunch, we had a great table opposite the bar, so not far to walk for a top up. Enjoyed the carvery, lovely helpful, happy staff. Will definitely come back!
Easily one of the best carvery places around, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is excellent, pub is set in loverly grounds so will be returning in the summer if not before
Fantastic. I cannot fault this place. The food is amazing and the staff are friendly and attentive. A regular for me and my family. Great for couples or families for romantic meals or big parties 😄😄😄😄
We arrived and were shown to our table,the staff were really helpfull telling us were to get our tickets for food etc. We couldnt fault the food and the beef was perfect, but please put on more choice of veg for next visit.
Friendly staff, good home cooked food, reasonable prices, what's not to like? Recommended. A wider choice of vegetables would be acceptable and the car park could be a bit bigger but these are minor points.
We had a lovely meal, it's the first time we had been there and was very nice. Easy to find, staff very friendly, food and service was amazing. Will be booking to go again soon.
A great venue. Food always fresh and enjoyable. Great staff always so friendly and attentive. Cannot wait for the next visit.It will be my birthday soon and there is only one place to celebrate.
In my opinion this is as good as a carvery gets. The food was hot and well presented. Friendly attentive staff , You really can't ask any more for a nice Sunday lunch,
We had a fantastic meal, as ever. This is one of our favourite places to eat. The Sunday Carvery offers great value for money and always offers a good choice of meats
It was abit cold where we was sat. Food was nice & staff were pleasant. It did take 3 people to make coffees & bcoz some were liquer coffees they couldn't remember which was which. Would go again when weather gets better so we won't be so cold.
Really enjoyed our meal at the Olde Punchbowl Inn. Service was also very good, The restaurant was also very busy with customers which does give a good impression of a place.
Have visited the Punchbowl several times to enjoy the great Aga carvery with very tasty meats and many vegetables for selection. Friendly service . Lovely old building with lots of character
As always an excellent carvery. Very friendly staff and good service. This is probably our tenth time we have visited and are already looking forward to the next. See you soon.
Firstly there was no draught ale - on a Sunday! one of the pubs key USP is the range and quality of beer on offer, but to have none is unacceptable. Service was poor, the two bar staff were overwhelmed and clearly inexperienced, they couldn't cope with the number of people and it took 20 mins just to pay the bill, they were also quite sarcastic. The food was good and our previous visit was very pleasant, so I hope its a one off but I won't be recommending it again.
Absolutely fantastic worth every penny we can't wait to go again! Everything is fresh and the staff can't do enough for you. Not t too busy either for a sunday
Excellent food and service the staff were all polite and was excellent value for money would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for good food at a good price
Food good and staff friendly. Let down slightly by the table not being as clean as expected for 1st sitting of the day. It would visit again as hopefully this was a one off problem.
Great position with lovely gardens & outdoor lounge. Ideal for pre dinner drinks or after dinner coffee. Service great and friendly and the food kept a veggi, meatlovers and both small and large appetites happy
Very nice setting friendly service food excellent as much as you want not restricted to a few slices of meat . Nothing too much trouble will definitely use again
Beautiful meal and great service as usual! Lovely cosy surroundings and delicious food with lots of original touches to the carvery, like the garlic potatoes and yummy cauliflower cheese
Not impressed with the overall service, well there wasnt really any. The food was mediocre and while we were eating our food we asked 1 of the well i cant call him a waiter as he didnt really wait on the table, if he could get us a bottle of wine, the reply was you have to get it from the bar if i do it for you i will have to do it for everyone. So none of us were impressed. We will not return
The restaurant is very quaint and homely, the staff very pleasant, the carvery was one of the nicest I have had in a while with plenty of choices.
Our group were made very welcome by the staff and the carvery was excellent. Would recommend for either a large group or just a couple on their own.
Starter of so called Bridgnorth Mushrooms, that is taking local produce a step to far, tasteless and glutinous sauce, carvery dreadful. I was offered the end of the dried up beef joint, which I declined, turkey was totally dried out, vegetables the same. Certainly not crispy roast potatoes, red cabbage was the best, the rest tasteless. I really thought the Aga carvery would convert me but sadly not. Staff did not have a clue, waiter who thought you laid the table with a knife where the dessert spoon should be and the ridiculous conversation at the table next to us continued with the table cleaner left hooked over the chair. Best they should try to train the staff outside the service times!! Needless to say I won't be returning or recommending this dreadful carvery. My husband actually enjoed some of the meat he chose but nearly choked on the piece of dried up turkey that was on my plate and he tasted. Mrs Naylor
This is the first time we have visited the Punch Bowl and we would highly recommend it. The staff we very frendly and the food was lovely.
Lovely place , great setting and food was excellent lots of good choices on carvery and good value, the baileys white chocolate cheesecake was fantastic, staff friendly.
Service & Food second to none brilliant evening Booked for Christmas 17thDec special request cheese board as extra see if they can accommodate don't Mind the cost
The best carvery we have had in a long time, can't get enough of this place. Has become one of our favourites. Look forward to returning again.
Nice and relaxed with very nice home cooked tasting food. I think it was excellent value and we have decided to make it a family monthly treat.
Fantastic carvery, best we have had for a long time, everything g tastie and well cooked. Staff very friendly and helpful. Price extremely Good. Will definitely return